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: the u.s. stored supply of oil called the strategic petroleum reserve contains 72-- 727 million barrels, enough to keep nation powered for a couple of months. those who want oil released from the reserves now say it would calm spiking gas prices so an economic recovery isn't threatened. after hurricane katrina, 30 million barrelses were released. oil prices dropped 3.7%. during the first gulf war, 34 million barrels were released and in one day prices dropped 33.4%. but some economists say the oil reserves should be saved for a true emergency and this isn't it. >> i think it's premature to open up the strategic petroleum reserve. i don't think it's going it to make a big difference with respect to prices. and i think at this point we can digest these prices. >> reporter: maybe so, but it doesn't go down easy. >> as a students's kind of tough to be able to pay the bills and pay these kind of gas prices. >> reporter: right now the average price of gas is still 61 cents below the record set in july 2008 of $4.11 a gallon. russ. >> mitchell: at least some good news there. sheryl attkisson i
said in a potential intervention would come with regret. u.s. and allied forces meeting in paris to talk about potential military action. president obama said yesterday that the united states will take part in a no-flight effort. -- no-fly effort. we want to get your thoughts on the u.s. joined the no-fly effort. here is how you can contribute this morning. here iare the numbers at the bottom of your screen. the president announcing yesterday in a statement about the united states supporting a no-fly zone. this has been done by several allies. we will take a look at the headlines on "washington journal" this morning. mr. obama sketched out an american military role. -- rule. you have probably seen other headlines this morning as well. meetings are going on to talk about the strategy with the united states and other allied forces. the president made the statement yesterday about joining the no- fly zone effort. he spoke about what the united states will not do. here is what he had to say. >> i want to be clear about what we will not be doing. the united states is not going to depl
for -- working for the u.s. government essentially, then the private side, those workers, it was incumbent upon them, what they asked for, they didn't want to ask for so much they were going to break the company they worked for because they'd be out of luck and out of a job, but the public side doesn't have that same kind of relationship. >> no. the relationship between the public sector worker union is with a politician on the other side of the negotiating fence. in the private sector, it's a private sector union person negotiating with a corporate boss for wages and benefits and pensions, and the two are very different. the corporation must rely on profits, the politician relies on the taxpayer and tax revenue. a very different kettle of fish, with very different outcomes as we can see today. martha: that's a tricky marriage, so to speak, as we watch this all unfold. stuart varney from the fox business network and varney & co. bill: back to this weather, flooding and tornadoes leaving a path of destruction in the midwest, we watched this live during our program yesterday. this is flooding in
detention at guantanamo bay. the u.s. plans to resume trial by military commission. want to get your reaction to the news. here are the numbers to call. the front page news in a lot up the papers. here is "the washington post" version. we will read more from the headlines here and take your calls. a lot of reaction in the paper to the of guantanamo bay decision, but we will spend a couple of minutes on the phone first to get some new information, if we can come on the situation in libya. a reporterl soschem, from "the associated press." the new headline suggests that muammar gaddafi is looking for some sort of deal. is that correct or just p.r. from the other side, if you can call it that? guest: it is hard to say. what we're hearing is second- hand reports. apparently, according to the era of new stations, there have been offers to begin negotiations of some kind. apparently one of the conditions is that the rebels would lay down their arms and the negotiations would begin. in the past, the national transition council, which has been running the side of the country has said they wil
. >>> and san francisco treat, newly discovered photos show one of the greatest u.s. adaptisast newly discovered photos show one of the greatest u.s. adaptisast of the 20th century in color. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with outmaneuvered. the three-week standoff in wisconsin over a measure that would deal a huge blow to public unions has come to an abrupt end after a stunning move by republicans. until yesterday, republicans state senators couldn't pass governor scott walker's proposal because under the rules they were just one democrat short for the vote to happen. that's because all 14 minority democrats had fled the state in order to prevent a vote on the measure which would strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from union workers. but on wednesday, republicans managed to push the order through by resort to go a procedural maneuver that removed parts of the proposal related to nonspending measures. using that tactic, republicans contend the vote could take place without the missing democrats. assembly minori
there are no shortages, just worries. the white house says it's considering of tapping into the 727 million barrels of u.s. strategic oil reserves. >> it's something done on rare occasions. >> the strategic oil reserve is there for emergencies. this is not an emergency. >> reporter: one oil analyst says there's political pressure. for the president to lower prices. >> he can say, i can do something, and you are better off. what elected official would not want to do that. >> reporter: in the meantime, the squeeze is on. >> it's hard to ask our customers for increases right now. so we really have to suck it up and that really hurts. >> reporter: leaving drivers and gas tanks with an increasingly empty feeling. some analysts say when gas gets above $4 a gallon demands prices drop. but in many parts of the country, $4 a gallon gas is now a reality. rob and peggy. >> emily, thanks a lot. >>> that unrest in the middle east shows no signs of slowing. in libya, rebel forces say they're going to regroup and bring in heavy weapons. this after a punishing weekend of air strikes by forces loyal to leader moammar gadh
because of the earthquake and tsunami. how is that affecting the u.s. economy? >> reporter: it's an economic jolt. they are out of a job indefinitely. the quake has halted supplies. >> it's not a good thing. it ripples through the economy. >> most of japan's car factories were not directly damaged disaster but honda, mazda, mitsubishi and toyota have had to stop production rolling blackouts are making power unreliable. much of the country is in no condition to get parts moving again soon. >> the real issues are like power, lack of transportation to get people up there. >> reporter: a truck driver delivers japanese cars from the port. images like these have him worried. >> after seeing what happened on the tv and actually seeing the cars that i deliver get ruined and talking with the people at the port, they are talking two to three months we wouldn't have anything to deliver. >> reporter: apple's ipad 2 is already sold out and japan's shortage may make it even tougher to get one. >> we don't expect to see prices go up in electronics. i want think the first thing consumer are li
picketed the funeral of u.s. marine matthew snider, killed in iraq in 2006. snyder's father sued. >> i think it's an insult to every veteran out there that has served this country. >> reporter: the supreme court ruled the phelps are protected by the first amendment, right to free speech. chief justice roberts wrote for the majority. westboro may have chosen the picket location to increase publicity for its views and its speech may have been particularly hurtful to snyder. that does not mean that its speech should be afforded less than full first amendment protection. eight of the nine justices agreed. >> liberals and conservatives have united in this, on the side of free speech. >> reporter: justice samuel alito dissented, saying the phelps intentionally inflicted pain on the snyders. our commitment to free debate is not a license for an attack on matthew and his family at a time of acute emotional vulnerability central to the church's well practiced strategy for attracting public attention. now the phelps and their anti-gay campaign have won their biggest shot of publicity. steve hand
" proof of life. >> what the u.s. government is stage also the reaction from the overjoyed family. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everyone. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm mike marusarz sitting in for rob nelson. that agent was working in iran when he disappeared and now u.s. officials say though don't know why they're finally getting this evidence that he's still alive. >> and also ahead, more navy officers get called on the carpet and punished. that's after a navy commander filmed anti-gay videos on the ship. the angry words from the top brass. >>> coming up later, the uproar at northwestern university, it's outside chicago. the story involves a sex toy demonstration done in the classroom. >> yeah, wait until you hear about this. pretty -- pretty saucy stuff. i don't know how to describe it. >> you could go a lot of different ways there. we'll leave it there. >> very well. >>> first, nearly four years after vanishing in iran, there is proof of life. the u.s. government says this morning a missing retired fbi agent is alive. >> that's right. as
in libya but secretary gates and saying the u.s. won't take the lead in arming and training the rebels. >> there will be resistance. there are plenty of sources. >> the pledge not to send u.s. ground troops in the end. they will be the ones who bring down gadaffi. president obama and his top aids have made it clear the operation will continue in libya until gadaffi is no longer in power and right now there is no sign that the rebel forces are organized enough to force the libyan leader to step down. now back to you, anita. >> thank you. >>> those two pentagon officials were unable to answer questions from some lawmakers who wanted to know how the u.s. would get out of the conflict if gadaffi remains in power. >> a 7-year-old from waldorf gets a hero's welcome on capitol hill. how she saved her mother's life. that story is coming up at 5:30 p.m. >>> would you spend $200 to watch your child graduate? one local high school is asking parents to do it. i'm peggy fox. coming up i'll tell who you is and why. >>> does this water look safe to you? the local story behind this fluorescent stream
to stabilize the crippled reactors at the plant. but explosions, fire and smoke are slowing progress. the u.s. is now sending two barges, filled with fresh water to help cool the reactors. in tokyo, the concern about radiation is growing. residents are waiting in long lines to get bottled water, despite assurances from city officials that the tap water is safe. radiation has seeped into produce grown near the plant. and now, radioactive sedium is turning up in greens grown more than 100 miles away in tokyo. as japan struggles to leave tens 10s -- help 10s ever thousands left homeless, contaminated food now threatens to make the crisis even worse. >> the death toll is now more than 10,000 in japan. and more than 17,000 people are still missing tonight. as part of wjz's continuing community commitment, you can support disaster relief efforts to help the people affected there. text "red cross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. or visit red redcross.org. and you can also call 1-800-red cross. >>> thousands of people are working to get working in maryland. 8100 jobs were created in maryland last mo
, and i think a certain amount of confusion about what the potential danger is to the u.s. from the nuclear plant problems in japan, and particularly as the media's been following the last few days and a sense that the possibility of a meltdown at the plant, the explosion, and emission of a large amount of radioactivity and people are concerned about the west coast of the u.s., particularly hawaii, guam, and other islands may be subject to some danger, and i wonder if you have a current sense of what that possibility is? >> i'll refer back to the statement made by the chairman of nuclear regulatory commission in looking at all the scenarios, they do not see radiation reaching the u.s. that it would be of a danger or require protective angsts, but anticipation of this, fema support with the department of energy have a system called rad net. it's been there and 24 hours a day, seven days a week monitors various channels, air, water, other types of things across the country, and so if we were to detect anything, we may detect things well below any levels that require action. we did
. in about 40 minutes, u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, speaks with reporters at the white house. and in about an hour, british prime minister david cameron on why his government's actions on libya. on "washington journal," we will talk about federal spending with democratic representative marcia fudge of ohio, and republican senator mark kirk of illinois. and then we will speak with an ambassador. "washington journal" is live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> you are watching c-span bringing politics and public affairs. >> you are watching c-span, bringing you politics and public affairs. every morning it is "washington journal," our live call-in program about the news of the day, connecting you with elected officials, policymakers, and journalists. weekdays, watch live coverage of the u.s. house, and on weeknights, congressional hearings and policy forums. also supreme court oral arguments. on the weekends, you can see our signature interview programs. on saturdays, "the communicators," and on sundays, "newsmakers," "q&a," and prime minister's questions from the british house
about recent events in japan. he said u.s. officials do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the u.s. the president visited the japanese embassy to sign a condolence book for victims of last week's earthquake and tsunami. >> i will be making a statement later this afternoon. my main purpose for being here is to communicate how heartbroken the american people are over this tragedy. we are doing everything we can to stand by our great friend and ally, japan. our deepest sympathies, or thoughts and prayers are with the families. we feel a great urgency to provide assistance to those who have been displaced from their homes, who are suffering enormously at this moment. as i said on the first day of the tragedy, i am confident that japan will rebuild. it has people who are strong and resilient, who are dedicated to their country, who are brilliant. as difficult as this time is up, i am confident that japan will emerge even stronger than before. >> [unintelligible] >> i am will discuss that this afternoon. >> thank you very much. >> after visiting the japanese embassy in washington
for gadhafi, to get him into exile. well get into that with the u.s. bourd to the united nations, susan rice. >>> first, we go to jake tapper at the white house. >> reporter: good morning, george. the president said a confluence of events compelled the u.s. to act to stop a massacre. a moral and a strategic case to act. and broad support for reaction throughout the world. but, george, that did not stop the president's critics. the president said they were a special set of circumstances. >> the united states has worked with our international partners to mobilize a broad coalition, secure an international mandate to protect civilians, stop an advancing army, prevent a massacre and establish a no-fly zone. >> reporter: also clearly informing his decision were lessons from two previous presidents. why would the u.s. not militarily seek regime change in libya? >> to be blunt, we went down that road in iraq. >> reporter: but also the responsibility to prevent a massacre, as did not happen in the former yugoslavia during bill clinton's tenure in 1995. >> as president, i refuse to wait for images of
all of this is. on the heels of a nuclear prices in japan, south carolina here in the u.s. went to court demanding that the nuclear regulatory commission provide a permanent place to store america's waste. there are 104 operating reactors, they're scattered across 65 plants in 31 different states. if you take a look at this map, this gives you a better idea of exactly where this 63 thousand tons of spent fuel, the darker the color of the state, the more radioactive waste that state has, according to the nrc. again, we're talking about 63,000 tons of spent fuel. if you take a look, with the telestrator working, illinois is the state with most, 776 tons. coming in second place is pennsylvania. as we know, pennsylvania, the site of three mile island, the nuclear site that had zadisaste back in the late '80s. and 3,700 tons of spent fuel. pretty much a tie with north carolina and south carolina here. let me show you a map quickly that illustrates what we're talking about when we say spent fuel. these are the spent fuel pools. they're steel-lined concrete pools filled with water like
in the president's 129,000,002,012 budget for the u.s. the board of transportation designed as a first installment of the bold six year 556 billion reauthorization proposal the lowest relative level of domestic spending since president eisenhower was in office six decades ago. that was ten administrations ago. the simple fact is we have to cut and consolidate things that aren't growing the economy or making easier, making it easier to do business in order to pay for the things that are so the department of transportation, president obama's budget slashes red tape and consolidates more than 50 programs and includes reforms that will accelerate project delivery and in power local communities. of course our major of objective is to make investments and to mauro that expand economic opportunities today. to dream big and build big hit on the cover of the budget, there is a picture of a bridge that crosses the hoover dam, connect nevada and arizona. seven years ago or more people began planning for this bridge. and if it weren't for the big thinkers and the big builders of generations ago, we wouldn't h
on the ground were the clearest indication that intensive air strikes carried out by the u.s., french and naval assets over the past week have softened up the libyan military considerably. meanwhile, the front page of " the new york times" - below the fold in the new york times, there's a story on the event recovered live on c-span yesterday. this is prompting us to ask republicans to define what will define the gop primary. with that, republicans only -- 202 the area code. our first call is from ardmore, oklahoma. caller: good morning. i believe the people of united states, their first concern is the economy. another thing we have to be concerned about is full disclosure. in this administration under obama, there has never been such hit in things. he spends money like going to brazil and giving out this money. they owe us tons of money. under the clinton years clinton lent them $100 billion. it goes on and on and on. when did congress lose the power of the purse? the other thing which is the greatest thing in our nation is we have to come back to god and of this nation repents if my people cal
the special live coverage that avenue. >> now, next up on wjz-13: >> reporter: the u.s. will continue attacks on libya handing over the partial control to nato. i'm in washington, that story is coming up. >>> good morning, i'm andrea fujii live outside of city police headquarters. there's new information about the detective accused of abusing his god daughter. >>> maryland lawmakers are poised to raise the state's alcohol tax. >>> good morning, i'm kristy breslin in wjz traffic control. >>'s a new accident and a water main break that could cause icy conditions. >>> he's the author of diary of a wimpy kid series. this is his second book that's getting ready to hit the silver screen. he's never quit his day job. he has a day job. you stay tuned, after this. ,, >>> it's friday! >>> it's a chilly day's start. [ very low audio] >>> it's going to be an easy day. >> this is wet snow. how's it going to affect your neighborhood? the details are coming up shortly. how's it going to affect your drive. >> we have the water main break at baltimore city. that has northern parkway closed also. take cold spr
carrying out any sort of no-fly zone resolution like the one that was passed yesterday. in terms of u.s. involvement, when you think of a no-fly zone, the first thing that comes to mind is american fighter pilots flying over foreign country. but the u.s. has many more ways that it could contribute to this effort. from folks i've been speaking to here in the building, there's also could be the possibility of unmanned drones being used in the area. the u.s. has signal jamming aircraft that could disrupt the communication between colonel gadhafi and some of his forces. they also have radar aircraft that could help coordinate some of the air traffic control if you had planes going out on no fly missions. even planes from other countries. right now, the u.s. has about five warships in that area, although the aircraft carrier, the "uss enterprise" that was in the mediterranean sea has now left. left earlier this week and now out in the arabian sea. there has been, within the u.s., a real debate about this no-fly zone primarily on two fronts. one says the u.s. waited much too long. in fact, th
ground attacks. president obama will speak to the nation tonight to explain what role the u.s. will play in the mission in libya now that nato stepped in. the president is also expected to address concerns by both parties who say he should have consulted with congress before a military intervention. nbc's tracie potts joins us now from washington with details. good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. good morning, everyone. the president's got a lot of questions to answer when he addresses the nation tonight. lawmakers here want to know should we even be involved in libya or should we be doing more to take down libya's leader? >> the president's going to address the nation monday night. a lot of these questions will be answered. >> reporter: questions like whether we'll handguns to rebels. >> no decision has been made about that. >> reporter: and how much the u.s. will be involved after nato takes over. >> within the next week or so, we will begin to diminish the commitment of resources. >> reporter: tonight, president obama's supposed to lay out the plan. he said gadhaf
can also e-mail us. preparing for a handover. changing level of u.s. involvement in libya and the deadly super bug drugs can't fight. it's hitting california ♪ you're unpacking already? yeah. help me find some mugs? sure. ♪ [ beep ] hey. okay. -these'll do. -yeah. [ male announcer ] wake up to the mountain grown aroma of folgers. ♪ the best part of wakin' up so, where do you want to start? i think this is a pretty good place. ♪ is folgers in your cup >> president obama will address the nation monday about libya. the president is expected to talk about a greater role for nato and less u.s. military involvement. some lawmakers of both parties say the president should have consulted them first before taking any military action. the president gets a big boost, though, from the battle in libya that turned around overnight. libyan rebels are now celebrating regaining control of the eastern city of the gateway to libya's oil fields. the rebels were on the verge of defeat by muammar qaddafi's forces until coalition air support turned things around. it was the fall of the
shows one of the first tomahawk cruise missiled launched from a u.s. war ship yesterday. french fighter jets struck first. the u.s. military says more than 20 targets have been hit, clearing the way for air patrols to ground libya's air force. speaking from brazil yesterday, president obama said the operation is needed to help protect libyan civilians from supporters of the regime. >> i want the american people to know, the use of force is not our first choice, but we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells is his people there will be no mercy. >> in a statement this morning, mr. gadhafi said he is quote prepared to die for his people. >>> time now is 7:10. an unbelievable rescue as the death toll climbs, a hopeful design that survivers are still out there in japan. >>> an international superstar who once hoped to be haiti's next president is shot overnight. >>> let's take a look outside. the roads are still wet. it has been a busy night overnight, and we're going to talk live with the chp, next. >>> good morning to you, giving you a look at somersault this morning. southwesterlies 10
hear last week, general carter hamm leading the u.s. effort there to enforce the no-fly zone, describing misrata specifically and saying it was very difficult to know exactly where the opposition was, exactly where the government was, exactly where the civilians were and exactly where these heavy weapons were because they are hideing in houses. as we drove out of misrata yesterday we saw soldiers with their vehicles hiding inside buildings, inside buildings. they had driven in through the store fronts and hiding inside the stores and the tanks hiding under trees, so this makes it very, very hard for aircraft to see these heavy weapons and to target them easily without the fear of injuring civilians and that is the challenge that these aircraft flying overhead are facing right now, carol. >> nic robertson reporting live in tripoli, thanks. >>> president obama goes on television to face a war weary nation that would be our own, he says ignoring moammar gadhafi threats of slaughtering civilians would have betrayed our values as americans, but he said using the military to force
intends to highlight the increasing threat of home-grown terrorism here in the u.s. the lack of support from the muslim community. but many say it's unfair to single out a single group when attacks have come from non-muslims as well and see the hearings as a witch hunt and close to mccarthyism. russell simmons is one of men leading the hearing. >> it's the negativity we have this. these hearings will bring out more hate. >> julie: congressman king points to recent incidents like the attempted tame squire bombing. >> the attorney general the secretary of homeland security have all spoken about the increasing threat through domestic radicalization. eric holder back in december he can't sleep at night because of the number of young memorandum americans who are willing to take up arms against their government. >> julie: the hearings will take place on thursday held by the house homeland security committee and congressman plans several more over the next year. >> heather: thank you very much, julie. >> gregg: a shocking investigative report revealing an expensive public pension plan that cou
at no expense to the u.s. taxpayer. this bill, which passed the house by voice vote last congress, commemorates the creation of a unique form of service that creates peace through people-to-people diplomacy. it doesn't cost the taxpayers a single pennyism urge my congressional colleagues to honor america's commitment to peace by having swift passage of this timely legislation. today as we mark this significant milestone in america's history, i urge each of you to join me in honoring your constituents who have served in and are supporting the peace corps funding so that we can usher in the next generation of americans who want to serve this country. i yield back the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. murphy. mr. murphy: mr. speaker, currently u.s. families spend about $1 billion per day on imported oil. we import about 1.6 billion barrels from politically unstable nations with corresponding instability in prices. which influence our dollars, our economy, and sometimes our soldiers having to look at defending these areas. now,
missiles and drop u.s. bombs in the desert. >> you have to get, i think, at the head of the snake here. the snake in this case is moammar gadhafi. >> reporter: libyan rebels claim they can get to triply and topple gadhafi if they're given heavier weapons, artillery and rifles. but they are in rare agreement today. that's a bad idea and an escalation. >> have we learned nothing with the danger of open ended military conflicts where the exit strategy is unclear and victory is ill-defined? >> i think we have so much on the plate right now that we need to do to bring to closure. >> we don't know how much al qaeda since volved in the opposition forces, why would we want to strengthen al qaeda's hand in north africa? >> reporter: president obama told brian williams, he might arm libyan rebels. >> i'm not ruling it out and i'm also not ruling it in. >> reporter: while he decides, the side we backed in libya is on the. >> reporter: for now the plan is to keep forces back. top aides said the president still believes the dictator's days are numbered. news4, capitol hill. >>> though new signs con
the tip, u.s. marshals tracked down thomas. and when he tossed a cigarette into the street last week, they had their sample. when the dna matched, they had their suspect. >> dna was collected in and subsequently matched by the state forensic sciences lab, confirming that thomas was the east coast rapist. >> reporter: just hours after his arrest, thomas reportedly tried to hang himself in his connecticut jail cell. during his first hearing this morning, neither he nor his court-appointed attorney entered plea in the case. jay gray, nbc news >>> aaron thomas is being held on 1.5 dollars bond >>> there would be a new glimmer of hope for prisoners who maintain their innocence in person is crimes. inmates can file civil rights lawsuits if they're denied access to dna evidence in their case. this decision stems from a death row inmate from texas who says he has not been allowed to test evidence that could potentially overturn his conviction. his execution will be held off until that case is decided. >>> we have breaking news this afternoon from prince jorjs county. police are investigatin
money on its latest device. the handheld 3ds is on sale in the u.s. for $250, 3d games can be played without special glasses. it takes 3d photos and the 3ds will play 3d movies streamed from net fix this summer. nintendo is hoping to nudge the market in a new direction five years after the wii. >>> not having the glasses is a great point. >> absolutely. >> what do you have in the next half hour? >> a company that we all associate with gourmet gift baskets may be declaring bankruptcy as soon as today. >>> no kidding, wow. >>> 9news now is giving you the chance to win an ipad two. >> go to our facebook page, hit the like button and enter our great tablet give away, refer friends and that gives you a better chance of winning one for yourself. if you are already a fan, click the sweep stakes link on the left side of the page. we'll announce the winner this friday april 1st. >>> our time right now nine after the hour, a look at this morning's top stories is next. >> including details of the president's address tonight to americans about the crisis in libya. how soon u.s. forces will hand
>>> good morning. making the case. president obama gets set to address the nation tonight, on the u.s. mission in libya, from short-term goals to a possible exit strategy. this as rebel forces gain ground, and allied air strikes continue to pound targets inside libya, including moammar gadhafi's hometown. >>> radiation scare. after a partial meltdown at japan's crippled nuclear plant, radiation levels are 100,000 times higher than normal. as the government warns that the contamination is creeping into sea water and the ground, now traces of radiation are being detected as far away as massachusetts. >>> and wedding worries. with just over one month to go until the royal wedding, a huge anti-government protest in london turned violent, putting a renewed spotlight on security for the big day. this as new details emerge on everything from the cake to the bachelor party "early" this monday morning, march 28th, bachelor party "early" this monday morning, march 28th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning from london. you are looking at a beautiful day here. we are live at buckingha
, commander, u.s. forces afghanistan, stated, quote, i can understand the frustration. we have been at this for 10 years. we have spent an enormous amount of energy and money. we have sustained very tough losses and difficult, life-changing wounds. but i think it is important to remember why we are there, end quote. this is about our vital national security interests, mr. speaker. it is about doing what is necessary to ensure that al qaeda and other extremists cannot re-establish safe havens such as the ones they had in afghanistan when the 9/11 attacks were planned against our nation and our people. the enemy indeed is on the run. it is demoralized and divided. let us not give up now. let us not betray the sacrifices of our men and women serving in harm's way and they ask for nothing in return except our full support. dedicated servants such as my stepton and daughter-in-law lindsay, who served in iraq, and lindsay also served in afghanistan, dedicated servants such as matt and greg of our foreign affairs committee the majority staff who just returned from serving a year and we tha
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of 2011. last month's "u.s.a."/gallup poll, 72% of americans favor congressional action this year to bring our troops home from afghanistan. this week, the rasmussen report finds that 52% of voters want our troops home from afghanistan this year. and to quote this poll, a majority of voters for the first time support an immediate withdrawal of all u.s. troops from afghanistan or the creation of a timetable to bring them all home within a year. 14 months ago i asked a retired military general to advise me on afghanistan. i have asked him for his thoughts, and i will read some of them to you. back in november i emailed this general and i said, what do you think about the possibilities of being in afghanistan for four more years? and, mr. speaker, i am going to read his quote. i do not believe that 40 more years would guarantee victory, whatever that is. the war is costing money and lives all in short supply. mr. speaker, there's a retired lieutenant colonel in jacksonville, north carolina, which is in my district. he served in the united states marine corps for 31 years. his name is dennis a
concludes this article with the statement that the u.s. does not have an energy problem, it has an energy strategy problem. think about that. it's not lacking the resources. it's the strategy for how we develop our energy resources. during his campaign, president obama liked to quote dr. martin luther king, and he talked about the fierce urgency of now. and there are few issues more important or more fundamental to our nation's long-term success than a viable energy policy. people are very correct when they say that parts of this will -- will take time. parts of it will take a longer period of time, but now is nevermore fiercely urgent than when we have such an important and such a long journey ahead of us. if we're ever going to take control of our energy future, now is the time to get -- to come together, support the policies that promote abundant, affordable, clean, diverse and domestic energy. critically important to us, madam president, and i look forward to these conversations that will continue on the floor as we talk about ways that we not only work to reduce our budget, ways that
advocacy group will take to the streets of the u.s. capitol dark the council on american islamic phrelgss, you probably know them as care, long with dozens of other civil rights groups are challenging the muslim radicalization hearings that are going to get underway in the capitol tomorrow yesterday during our show care's spokesperson blasted the organizer of these hearings, house homeland security committee chairman peter king listen to what he said: >> congressman king has a history of making antimuslim remarks such as there are too many mosques in america, he's also in early january replied that muslims are not american when it comes to pushing back against violent extremism, then he goes on in what he does and puts out a bunch of false allegations he says # on, 85 percent of muslim american leadtium -- leadership are extremists and not cooperating with law enforcement martha: peter king, getting ready for the hearings tomorrow, joins me to respond good morning congressman >> good morning, how are you? >> martha: doing fine, thank you what about those comments? did you say that 85 perc
that they comply with the u.s. -- with the security council mandate. >> so are you just watching them as proof -- are you watching them? >> we are conducting a wide range of operations across libya. i will not talk about the specifics. certainly the 32nd brigade is always considered in the calculation on how we expand the no-fly zone and how we conduct operations in the future. >> can you give us your assessment as of now of the libyan air forces? how many fixed wing and helicopters have you destroyed and will you try to destroy as much capability as possible before you get to the point where you can get the no-fly zone where you want it? >> well, when we began this, my estimation is that his air force is not generally in good repair compared to what you would consider most world standards for air forces. he had a lot of equipment that was old, much of it was sitting parked in the runways and it could not be used. he was effectively employing a tactical air force, a helicopter air force i would say on the order of several dozen rather than large numbers. when we began the coalition strikes, on
remain, can the u.s. realistically try terror suspects and close down the prison at the same time. richard wolffe is at the white house with the latest on this. let's start with why the reversal on the president's position here. >> reporter: well, this reversal has been in the work x for a couple of years now and it starts up with the politics of it. they turned against this president early in his term when democrats joined with republicans to cut off funding to transfer prisoners to a high security prison likely to be illinois, but once the politics changed and we saw it with the recent defense spending bill there was no physical way or a practical way they could really close down guantanamo bay because, remember, the other disappointment for them other countries around the world have not taken as many detainees as the incoming president thought he would be able to convince them to take. and lastly, the president's fundamental judgment has changed. his commitment to civil liberties has come up in a clash with his commitment to national security and national security has won out.
. coming up next, preparing for a handover. the changing level of u.s. involvement in libya. and the deadly super bug drugs can't fight and it's hitting california hospitals hard. we'll tell you which ones.d >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >> president obama will address the nation on monday about libya. the president is expected to talk about a greater role for nato and less u.s. military involvement. some lawmakers of both parties say the president should have consulted them first before taking any military action. the president does get a big boost from a battle in libya that turned around overnight. libyan rebels are now celebrating regaining control of the eastern city. the gateway to libya's oil fields. the rebels were on the verge of defeat by muammar qaddafi forces until coalition air support turned things around. it was the fall of the city to qaddafi troops that spurred the u.n. resolution authorizing international intervention that began about a week ago. this 12-year-old boy hides while his father describes the situation they endured when the city wa
. meanwhile, the u.s. now says it has moved igts ships and aircraft away from one of the quake-stricken plants after discovering low-level radioactive contamination and "the new york times" reports that the "uss ronald reagan" passed through a radioactive cloud, causing crew members to receive a month's worth of radiation in about an hour. this is something we had a gut feeling about on friday morning as the story was unfolding and now it appears to be escalating. >> the first reports out that were none of the nuclear plants were affected. mika refused to read the script that way. you just sort of knew. if you had an 8.9 or 9.0 earthquake, these facilities could be impacted. that's the real story now. we have our newspaper segment. you look at all of the headlines here, whether it's the boston globe, if you look, this is what "the washington post" is talking about. again, japan across the top. the "usa today," they're talking about an anxious wait and it is an absolutely anxious wait. "the wall street journal," mika, when we talk about the nuclear situation, "the wall street journal" has it ri
people. the chief spokesman for the government went on television saying, we might need help of u.s. military fighting the nuclear accident. already, 750 of the nuclear plant workers had been told to leave, to find a safe place. only about 50 had remained. and now, it's believed, even they had been told to stop for a time. japanese officials had begun using helicopters to dump water on one of the reactors. now, even that idea is deemed unlikely to work. pictures this morning show the helicopters trying. they had to stop. it's believed the last 50 workers were already the final line of defense, working frantic in an all-out race. and nuclear experts tell us they're likely using full body suits with air packs, rotating in and out on strict schedules trying to minimize their exposure. radiation sickness can begin to set in rapidly at levels of 1,000 millisieverts. that's the equivalent of 25,000 chest x-rays. if exposed, the symptoms are immediate. from vomiting to a steep decline in white blood cells wiping out their immune system. right now, the radiation levels
for the government went on television saying, we might need help of u.s. military fighting the nuclear accident. already, 750 of the nuclear plant workers had been told to leave, to find a safe place. only about 50 had remained. and now, it's believed, even they had been told to stop for a time. japanese officials had begun using helicopters to drop water on one of the reactors. now, even that idea is deemed unlikely to work. pictures this morning show the helicopters trying. they had to stop. it's believed the last 50 workers were already the final line of defense, working frantic in an all-out race. and nuclear experts tell us they're likely using full body suits with air packs, rotating in and out. radiation sickness can begin to set in rapidly at levels of 1,000 millisieverts. that's the equivalent of 25,000 chest x-rays. if exposed, the symptoms are immediate. right now, the radiation levels have retreated slightly to ten millisievert. equivalent of one c.t. scan for every hour of exposure. overnight, reactor number 4 caught on fire for a second time in 24 hours. one reactor exploded after
, but the defense department video shows u.s. missles being fired off libya's coast, coalition air raids targeted gadhafi's home continue of sirte. >> we will begin diminishing the level of our engagement, the level of resources we have involved in this. as long as there's a no-fly zone and we have unique capabilities, recon innocence, surveillance, we'll have a prefnlts. >> alan: nato's new role will include upholding an embargo and enforcing a no-fly zone, president obama will speak to the nation about our involvement in libya, and abc-7 will broadcast the speech live. >> a magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook eastern japan, and a tsunami alert has been issued, but no immediate reports of damage or injury yet. the us west coast is not under any threat. more problems at the fukushima nuclear power plant. high radiation readings are complicating the job of workers trying to cool down overheated reactors after announcing the levels were 10 million times before normalless. plant operators have since apologizing, saying the levels are 100,000 times over the normal level, which is still considered dangerou
take over sole control of air operation over libya. meanwhile, u.s. officials are saying the cia sent small teams into that north african country. libyan rebels are outnumbered and outgunned and are being forced to retreat. rebels are asking for more help on international level. >> the broader question of system to the opposition is one we are looking at closely. >> today there are congressionalhearings on the u.s. involved in libya. lawmakers said officials said there's no decision about arming the rebels. >>> it's 5:35. we didn't have a repeat of last year's massive snowfall. old man winter gave us a little break. >> not so much luck for those in california. they are saying they have had enough. >>> look at this in north carolina, pigs on parade. a a madge high way -- on a major highway, the what backed the traffic up and caused a major stir. ♪ edible arrangements bouquets. happiness is always in season. call, click, or come into the location near you. >>> look a the this at 5:38. most of you can appreciate how beautiful the snow looks because it's not here. these will pictures fr
. the u.s. counts on him to keep pressure on al qaeda in yemen and is reportedly trying to broker a deal. by phone, a newspaper editor said the president and the nation are running out of time. >> i don't think it will take more than a week. i believe he'll step down less than a week if he is asked or we could see a civil war after it the week. >> reporter: and now supporters and -- nentss opponents. the violence happening as secretary gates was here. reforms clearly not happening fast enough for the thousands in the streets across the region. we expect to see more protests here in jordan and in syria after funerals to bury the dead. and in yemen, those talks continue, but at this point, everything seems to be at a very intense stalemate. >> ron allen, thanks. and for more we're joined by mark halperin. good morning. civilians are being targeted in many places. yet it's only libya where the world seems to be reapgting with the no-fly zone and no drive zone. let me start off by playing what president obama said on that very question this morning in his weekly radio address. >> the united
overnight fleeing the city's of barega near tripoli. u.s. cruise missiles bombarded targets overnight into this morning. president obama announced monday night that the u.s. would hand off control to nato today a delay in the transition is now expected. officials in japan say radiation readings on sea water near the damaged nuclear plant hit their highest levels yet. officials say it doesn't pose an immediate threat to human health but fishing has been banned. engineers are struggling to find the source of leaking radiation at the plant. a wisconsin judge has once again blocked implementation of a hotly contested law that would limit collective bargaining rights of public unions. wisconsin republicans had attempted to work around the judge's previous rules and tried to put the law into effect by publishing it online. the judge declared that move invalid. >>> in his first address since deadly protests started this month the syrian president said today that conspirators are trying to destroy the country. he did acknowledge that some of the demands for government reform are legitimate. >
and shipping of japanese goods that come to the u.s. so much so that this tanker from japan was the first to arrive at the port of oakland today since the disaster two weeks ago. lee ann reports on the economic impact ever since. >> after china and south korea japan third largest exporter of container goods to the u.s. things like cars and auto part parts. computer and electronic product. these are the people who move those goods from the port of oakland. >> i have seen a lot of auto parts. mainly parts and machinery, al agricultural. >>reporter: electricity shortage that manufacturing plants in japan have slowed down production. then there are the damage roads and bridges that make getting goods from point a to b difficult. truck drivers at the port of oakland know they will start feeling the impact in a few week also. >> right now january february and march is like. that it's low. this year is going to be l more than that because it's miami. l that's all we have we have to wait for that. major company in silicon valley like apple already being affected. james lincoln with the
a murky case this is. it has to do with a girlfriend to cover up and apparently a charge coming from the u.s. attorney that there's a law being broken here, a felony. we've never seen anything like this before. we're going to show you some of the audio that's got some incriminating evidence apparently. this is "hardball" only on msnbc. >>> the senate democrat has announcement his retirement, hawaii's congressman won't run for a new term. virginia's jim webb, and of course the great joe lieberman of connecticut. while democrats will try to o recruit a top candidate. the democrat also win in hawaii, they always s do. we'll be right back. >>> we're back. a series of voicemail messages from john edwards and one of his top fundraisers are being used by prosecutors to suggest that the former presidential >>> we're back. a series of voicemail messages from john edwards and one of his top fundraisers are being used by prosecutors to suggest that the former presidential candidate coordinated an attempt to cover up his affair and his child that he with her, rielle hunter. the recordings were obtained
monday night to explain the u.s. role in libya. and this morning in his weekly radio address, he defended sending forces there, and said the mission has been a success. david kerley is at the white house. david, the president appears to have gone on the offense, taking a lot of heat from both sides. >> reporter: he has taken a lot of criticism. you're starting to see the rollout this morning of the message from this white house that this is going well. and trying to explain to the american people what the president hopes to accomplish in libya. the weekly address today. tomorrow, you'll see the secretary of state and the defense secretary, on the sunday shows. and the speech by the president on monday night. the president spoke to 21 members of congress on a conference call, trying to nullify their concerns last night. >> and nato is supposed to take over libya tomorrow. how involved will the u.s. be in day-to-day operations there? >> reporter: that's a message that has not been very clear. the president says the u.s. is moving back from the leadership role as nato takes over. but the u.s
. however, the u.s. department of education spared virginia tech from losing some or all of its $98 million in federal student aid. one were the students shot says it is not enough. >> there is no amount of money that can compensate if losing # -- # 2 students and faculty. it is the maximum allowed under current law. that was the most they could do. other schools should understand and learn from the mistake that were made to improve this process and improve notifying students on a timely manner of very critical information. >> university officials have always maintained their innocence and say they will appeal the fine. >>> the frederick county teenager accused of bringing a loaded gun to school. the teen goes to tuscarora high school in frederick. investigators say the boy was showing off a 22 caliber revolunteerer to friends. students told the school resource deputy. the teen claims he needed it for protection after a fight on monday. >>> looking at this morning's other top stories, president obama will lay out a plan for energy security today. he will speak at georgetown university frust
and their tiny westborough baptist church picketed at the funeral of u.s. marine matthew snyder, killed in iraq in 2006. snyder's father sued. >> i think it's an insult to every veteran out there that has served this country. >> reporter: the supreme court ruled the phelps are protected by the first amendment right to free speech. chief justice roberts wrote for the majority. "westboro may have chosen the picket location to increase publicity for its views and its speech may have been particularly hurtful to snyder. that does not mean that a speech should be afforded less than full first amendment protection." eight of nine justices agreed. >> liberals and conservatives have united in this on the side of free speech. >> reporter: justice samuel alito said the phelps inflicted pain on the family. "our commitment to free debate is not a license for mall ever lent attack on matthew and his family at a time of the church's well-centeredistrate see it which is central to the campaign." i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> here's your first look at some the other news going on around ameri
of change. that is very troubling. i think there are a lot of smart, smart people in the u.s. who could solve the financial problems. i think it is a travesty that none have been elected in congress. as a result, the people you put in congress spent $14 trillion we do not have as a nation. as a result, every single tax dollar that your audience sense of the u.s. government, 40% of that, 40 cents out of every tax dollar, is going to pay for interest. i think your programming of to be targeted on helping people understand -- got to be targeted on helping people understand what a difficult problem the nation is in because of the debt. and they need to take bold action. groveling over 6 billion, $10 billion is just a ridiculous conversation at this point in time. i think we need to tackle the big issues and i think you as the media need to help people understand and discuss it. that is my comment. host: thank you for the call. the 5% benchmark one of the earlier view was put on the table. from our twitter page, another of you were saying -- viewer saying -- gary locke, expected to be new am
at u.s. the. it is the fact what we proposed was broadening the base, simple phiing the code, eliminating or greatly reducing these tax expenditures. bring down rates, and using some money to truce deficit. we went to what's called a zero-based plan. and if you eliminate all these $1.1 trillion worth of tax expend chures. i call them ear marks. you-all have been so bold to get rid of the -- but we have $1.is trillion we're spending in the tax code. it's just spending by another name. but if you eliminated those, you could actually take rates from 8% and 14% up to 210,000 so . you can go to a territorial system that will bring those trillions of dollars back to the country that are captured overseas and bring them back over here. lastly, we do have to cut spending. and we have to cut spending wherever we find it. we can't just deal with domestic discretionary spending. you know, the democrats, as near as i can tell from reading a paper, are talking about the cut. and the republicans are talking about billions in cuts. i can account my budget 1.6% tonight. by tomorrow morning.
of this catastrophe is still too big to gauge. >>> u.s. geological survey researchers say a new study confirms that large quakes, like the one in japan, do not trigger major quakes far away. seismologists closely watched the day after the magnitude 9 quake in japan and compared that with quakes spend ising a period of 30 years name found that big quakes can trigger smaller quakes within a 600 mile radius, but not thousands of miles away. >>> san francisco will giant the nation in standing up for japan. vigils are set for many cities tomorrow night. the candlelight vigil will be across from san francisco's city hall, and include speech ands from various community leaders. >>> coming up, nato takes over in libya. what that means for the pus. and we'll have the latest on the ground war there next. >>> the largest sex discrimination lawsuit ever is about to reach the nation's highest cart. what it means for wal-mart and other companies. >>> just days after the u.s. spearheaded air strike against libya, nato has said it will assume control of all air operations. today the secretary of defense and s
for 30 years of public service andin the u.s. senate, representing the state of virginia, a state she dearly loved. >> thank you. much more on the life, like a seat in many loves of elizabeth taylor coming up on abc news at 6:00. >>> today it started in the fire as a dumpster, but what police found after the fire was extinguished has the woodward community concerned. we are live on the scene with the latest. >> right now police are trying to figure out who this person is. they are going over missing persons cases. ultimately they will have to compare the teeth to dental records. then there is also this. there is a report that a woman was walking her dog and passed by the dumpster and she said she saw a man standing in front of the dumpster and staring at it. >> people who live here say the trashers just picked up yesterday, so the body discovered this morning probably has not been there for long. philip williams lived at the bayview apartment and police questioned him. to cut the police questioned me this morning. -- >> the police questioned me this morning. i do not kno
confidence. they say u.s. power plants are safe. that may not be enough to ease public concerns. new polling last week found a sharp decline in the percentage of americans who support building new nuclear plants. so far, that fear has not spread to capitol hill. lawmakers are certainly raising concerns but nuclear energy still has bipartisan support. >> i'm not persuaded that nuclear power should be deleted from the list of options that we look at. >> i wouldn't, if i were the president, sign an executive order to freeze all construction of nuclear plants as the president froze all drilling in the gulf coast after that disaster down there. >> reporter: right now there are 104 nuclear reactors across the united states. these facilities account for just 20% of the nation's electricity. far less than countries like japan and france. nuclear power there makes up 70% of the total electrical output. and developing nations such as schin that and india are moving quickly to catch up. the chinese are currently building 100 reactors. last year president obama said the u.s. cannot afford to fall behind
to targeting u.s. airmen in a terror attack. authorities say there's new proof that robert levinson who went missing in iran in 2007 is still alive. and mazda is still recalling 65,000 cars after it was found that a certain type of spider likes to infest its fuel lines. finally, just hours before a contract deadline expired, the nfl and players agreed to a 24-hour extension to those labor talks. and now back to "hardball." >>> we are today establishing a website newtexplore2012.com. and that website was up about an hour ago. we will look at this very seriously and we will very methodically play out the frame work of what we will do next. >> i guess you know a guy's running when we starts using the royal we, we, we. that was former speaker newt gingrich all but saying he's in the race. he's one of the better known republicans for better or worse to toss his name in the ring. can gingrich reinvent himself? congressman, i'm so amazed to have -- well, great to have you on, because you're an eyewitness to this guy's performance. he went out during a book scandal, the marital craziness that was go
reiterated u.s. support for japan today. >> like all americans i continue to be heartbroken by the images of devastation in japan. i know all of you young and old have been watching the full magnitude of this tragedy unfold i want to reiterate america's support for the people of japan who are some of our closest friends and allies. i've said directly to the prime minister of japan that the united states will continue to offer any assistance we can as japan recovers from multiple did sasers and we will stand with the people of japan in the difficult days ahead. >> rose: joining me by phone from japan, from sendai, cnn's anna coren, she has been covering the devastation from the epicenter, sendai city. i am pleased to have her on this broadcast this evening. thank you. >> rose: you're very welcome, charlie., >> rose: tell me what we should know about the situation on the ground? >> well, we've been a little north of sendai in the last couple days and that's where en've seen mass devastation on usmoor ormous scale house after house, street after street has been wiped out. and the power of th
at the options. we will take a look of the, a few moments. should the u.s. open the oil reserves? should there be a marker of a gas price? should there be another way where that decision is made? let's go to michael on the line for independents. good morning. caller: yes, good morning. you have a great show. i have knowledge of the oil reserves. canada, 31% of u.s. oil. mexico, 28%. nigeria and venezuela, 16% each. arab world is only 4%. the oil reserves were bought during the bush administration under the iraq war clause. when president clinton went out just 20% of the oil reserves bought by bush, sr., oil fell 2/3. if he lets out just the oil glut in the iraq war, oil should be down around $40 per barrel. thank you very much. have a great day. host: lou, a republican in topeka, kansas. good morning. caller: good morning. i think it would be a great big mistake to open the oil reserves. host: how come? caller: for one thing, there's not enough to make a long-term this in our problem. we are gluttons when it comes to consuming energy. that will just satisfy somebody politically for a sho
they are expanding output -- china has become a large export market for u.s. markets so that is not all in the negative. i would emphasize a long run energy policy so that we're not having this conversation every summer. we know that in the summer the demand -- that in the summer, demand goes up. we are having the same conversation again and again, year after year. whether energy efficiency, domestic production, or other energy policies to alternative fuels, it is important that we think those three. price of fuel is one risk. financial problems in europe remain a concern. a year ago, it felt we were getting momentum. the events in greece and some of these spooked financial markets, much like it does, so we continue to monitor the events in europe. third, the housing market remains in the dumps. there are maybe 5 million vacant homes, so i think it seems unlikely that with the reserve army of unemployed homes that it will become rebounding rapidly in the near future. that said, the impact of the housing sector on gdp growth, a major negative drag in 2008 and 2009, its impact on gdp grow
. >> reporter: good morning, meredith. the u.s. and its allies are escalating pressure on moammar gadhafi. the justice department is being asked to open a new investigation into whether the libyan leader personally ordered one of the worst terror attacks in u.s. history. for than two decades after more than 200 people including 189 americans died in the lockerbie bombing reports that moammar gadhafi may have ordered the attack, sparking calls for a new investigation. >> there have been statements made by what are now former members of the libyan government fingering gadhafi, making it clear that the order came from the very top. i think we need to move expeditiously. >> reporter: this after two administrations -- bush and obama -- dealt with gadhafi. some of the families of the victims have written to president obama and say they are furious, sickened. receive any bernstein's husband was on the flight. >> we have chosen to look the other way because of business interests, because for some reason we thought we could bring gadhafi into the family of civilized nations. we now know how wrong
stopped buying our debt? what happens to interest rates? what happens to the u.s. economy? in the markets will absolutely devastate us if we do not step up to this problem. the problem is real, the solutions are painful, and we have to act. >> alan, do you want to add to that? >> i would just a -- i know it is repetitive, if you can understand hear what the people of america as we travel around and we do stuff. we go to the business council, we go to the conservative group in dallas, the economic club of new york, and wherever we go, people get it. then we tell them that if they just go to the internet and to go www.fiscalcommision.gov, it is 67 pages. if we leave that out they will never read it. it was not written for patents or politicians or panderers, it was written for the american people. it uses terms like "groing broke" and "shared sacrifice." there has never been any sacrifice required of the american people since world war ii except for our military, and god bless them, and they chose to do it. they are volunteers. so when somebody says, you cannot use that word. well, the amer
very much. a week into the campaign the u.s. role in libya is about to change. nato will take over enforcement of the no-fly zone but rebels and pro-gadhafi forces are fighting it out street to street. nbc's richard engel is one of the first journalists to reach ajdabiya where there are battles raging now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. rebels have taken about half of this city. gadhafi's forces still contain pockets and have tanked positioned around the edges. we have seen street-to-street fighting. we can hear gunfire now. rebels have been taking cover, firing machine guns, trying to find gadhafi's forces and drive them out. this is what the war in libya has become. the western air strikes will take out gadhafi's heavy weapons, tanks, aircraft and allow the rebels to push into cities themselves and fight it out almost hand to hand with gadhafi's forces in several cities in libya. >> you talk hand to hand. i was struck on thursday by your reporting and how poorly equipped the rebels seemed to be in terms of weapons. are you sai seeing indications that they are being supp
president william millar. frank gaffney talks about the u.s. response to the civil war in libya. and a look at the problem of bullying in schools with francisco negron of the national school board association. >> video this morning courtesy of al-jazeera. this is the nuclear reactor in japan. according to the associated press, an explosion there destroyed a building housing the reactor. and also there are fears that it could melt down after being hit by the earthquake and tsunami there in japan. again, those reports saying that large amounts of radiation were coming out in the evacuation around the plant expanded. but officials didn't know how dangerous at this time the leak was to people. again that courtesy there from al-jazeera this morning of the plant. now, in related use, there are also reports this morning as far as those who are affected, 1,300 dead, 2,000 people in emergency shelters. as you see there, people waiting on top of buildings to be rescued by various means this morning. this courtesy of n.h.k. and also there and 50,000 emergency crews. we registered in findin
to the u.s. government $125 billion in the last two years of profits. of course i want to emphasize that was not the purpose of the interventions. >> we'll not do it again. >> we are not doing it again. but we have i think managed at least well enough that the taxpayer can feel that they have gotten at least in this respect they have gotten their money back. >> thank you. ranking member. mr. paul. chairman of the monetary policy subcommittee. >> thank you, mr. chairman. let me just say a word about the deficit. the spending and deficit was a concern of mine in the early 1970's because i foresaw that after the breakdown of the branton woods we would have endless spending, deficits, financial bubbles and we have had that. as to whether or not we have military cane seism -- keynesianism, we do. i reject that as well as domestic moln -- domestic monetary canes yism. -- keynesianism. congress is at fault. they spend too much money. congress at times will say the fed's at fault. the congress and the fed are symbiotic, they have a symbiotic relationship because the congress spends and they
in which what he did for a living was being one of the best if not the single best advocate before the u.s. supreme court. so he made his mark as a professional, figuring out how to come up with an argument that five justices would agree with and i think that brings them to the chief justiceship within extraordinarily well developed skill set that i think over time will make him an extremely influential chief justice. okay, what are we turn now to some of the cases they work has heard this term and decided. last week the court issued a decision that i know has disturbed a lot of people in the country and it involves a group of people engaging in a very hateful ugly protest at the funeral of a soldier who was slain in iraq and by one vote the court held that these people were shielded from tort liability in a suit brought to the father for the attention of infliction of emotional distress. walter what were the courts thinking there? >> this case involves marine lance corporal snyder who was killed in the line of duty in iraq. his father selected the catholic church in their hometown of west
for a handover. changing level of the u.s. involvement in libya and a deadly super bug that is hitting california hospitals hard. >> janelle: president obama addresses the nation monday night. his weekly address is a few of the highlights of his message to america. >> we're not putting any ground forces into libya. our military has provided unique capabilities at the beginning but this is a broad international effort. our allies and partners are enforcing the no-fly zone over libya and the arms embargo at sea. qatar and the united arab i am rats have agreed the responsibility is transferred from the united states to our partners. >> the president has been getting criticism for members of congress for not consulting with them. >> libyan rebels have regained control of the eastern city. a gateway to libya's oil fields. the rebels were on verge of defeat until coalition air support turned things around. it was the fall of the city that spurred the u.n. resolution authorizing international intervention which begin a week ago. a 12-year-old boy, you can see here, hides his tears, while his father desc
the office of the u.s. attorney and live outside of the wilson building, karen gray houston, fox 5 news. >> and where does that go from here? does mayor gray say he will talk about this following the investigations at some point? >> reporter: no, what he was insistent on in the meeting today and in that weekly press meeting that was he was going to let the investigations unfold and the investigation by the d.c. attorney general, some people are looking to tamp that and he appointed the d.c. attorney general and so people don't feel that that is a very -- an investigation that we should count on and they want to see someone who has subpoena power to bring in a grand jury and that would be the u.s. attorney's office which is not saying if it's looking into it. >> thank you for the update today. >>> fox 5 is monitoring metro tonight. more violence this time outside of one of the busiest met rotations in -- stations in d.c. gallery place chinatown. last night's attack happened hours before the d.c. council members peppered metro officials about the overall safety and will thomas has more. >
government forces and refbls on several fronts this morning. meanwhile, two u.s. warships entered the suez canal today, moving closer to the libyan coast. 400 marines are on board to help evacuate civilians, or provide humanitarian relief. cbs news correspondent mandy clark is with us with the very latest this morning. andy, good morning. >> good morning. i'm on the road to el breg which is a strategic town in eastern libya and also where pro-gadhafi forces are battling rebels in this oil stricken area. we're hearing that the rebels are managing to hold back the pro-gadhafi forces. we speak to one eyewitness on the phone, who described hearing jets overhead, and rockets going off. there's also a plume of smoke, which he says was part of an aerial bombardment. but it's unclear what was hit. now, we're currently in adjibaday and locals here say there's been an aerial campaign as well. they're saying a weapons depot has been hit but we can't independently verify that at the minute. >> mandy, el breg, you said you're on your way there. why is that area so important? >> well, el breg is particu
. this is the jam packed a border with tiny shop. help is being sent including supplies from the u.s.. it now appears that the libyan leader is doing a good job of hanging onto his job. today secretary of state henry clinton talked about the high stakes. >> in the years ahead, libya could become a peaceful democracy or it could face a protracted civil war or could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >>pam: libyan leader seemed to be winning back some trouble areas. your looking at a food convoy being sent out today. the government invited reporters to document this. they're been demonstrations in yemen thousands of anti-government protesters rallying in the capital. demanding that the president leaves office. there are also government loyalists, they are forcing their own protests and people on both sides have been killed in violent clashes. in new zealand funerals continue for the people killed in last week's quake. the death toll now stands at 159 and could go as high as to injured 40. this is one of the young people killed. some people still missing are some chinese students. >>pam: 5
sun and the adequacy of whether we plan for evacuations. they could increase. in the u.s., there are only requirements to evacuate within 10 miles. our recommendation would be to reevaluate the current emergency planning. they could interview with the execution of the plans. i apologize for being long winded. >> you are so good at this. >> there are many safety margins have been reduced. we have many examples that we think could be immediately it there. >> would you send me the entire list. how many are within 50 miles of the plants? do you know how many? >> i do not. i am shocked that no one seems to know this. we ought to have this at the tip of our fingers. i keep coming back to this. and probably boring you. there are certain things we absolutely know now. to nobody predicted a 9.0. it is built to withstand a 7.0. i have two plants on earthquake faults or near them. we have been warned by our state geologists that they are new. if the build for nine plan five, we would have not be here. that is the first thing. that's fine? how many of these are there. it seems that t
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transition, which begins now, and also, u.s. policy moving forward, what is our mission? a lot of questions, will we be giving guns to the rebels? nato now taking over full command, not only enforcing the no-fly zone, also, as of yesterday, saying they will protect civilians in libya as well. another big concern coming up that president is sure to address or be asked about later, the price tag for all of this. some here on capital hill said it already proaching a billion dollars. >>> two people are dead, another seven injuries after a sail boat capsized off san diego. it happened near harbor island off the coast. crews say the boat flipped and sent everyone in the water. two men in their 50s declared dead. children among the injured. the weather was calm and no report of strong winds before the accident. >>> 24 year-old rebecca corium was last seen making a phone call to a friend. she never showed up to work that day. disney said it searched the ship several times and corporating with investigators. the navy, the officials from the bahamas are all involved in the case. >>> how about a rest
continue to escalate between government forces and rebels on several fronts this morning. two u.s. warships enter the u.s. canal this morning. 400 marines on board to help evacuate civilians or provide humanitarian relief. mandy clark is in ajdabiya with the latest for us this morning. man mandy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i'm on the road to al brega a town in eastern libya and where pro gadhafi forces are battling rebels in willing oil shipping area. now, we are hearing that the rebels are managing to hold back the pro-gadhafi forces. we spoke to one eyewitness on the phone who described hearing jets overhead and rockets going off. there is also a plume of smoke which he said was part of an aerial bombardment but it's unclear what was hit. now, we are currently in ajdabiya and locals say an aerial campaign as well. they are saying a weapons dough poe has been hit but we can't independently verify that at the minute. >> mandy, al brega, why is that area so important? you said you're on your way there. >> al brega is particularly important to gadhafi because it's an oil export
. nato officially took over command of all air operations over libya from the u.s. the labor department releases weekly figures today on unemployment benefits. that release comes ahead of the big monthly report on the jobs market. finally, a new study says the cost of health care for retirees has gone down. the steady says that a 65-year- old couple retiring this year will need about $230,000 to cover medical expenses. last year, they would've needed $250,000. fidelity expects the projection to resume its upward trend. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> for more than four decades, the libyan people have been ruled by a tyrant, muammar gaddafi. he has denied his people's freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world. >> follow what leaders are saying about libya and how the process unfolded from the house and senate floor and from author leaders around the world, all online on the c-span video library. follow c-span on twitter. it is the fastest way to get updates as well as links to evens t
, your way. >> general david petraeus commands u.s. forces in afghanistan and will be on capitol hill tomorrow to give his assessment on the security situation in afghanistan. the u.s. is scheduled to begin withdrawing forces this summer from that country. live coverage from the senate armed services committee at 9:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3. later, the assistant secretary of the navy for energy and the environment will testify about u.s. military operations in the pacific, including japan. live coverage from the house armed services subcommittee on readiness starts at 2:00 p.m. eastern. now, discussion on u.s. public transportation policy. deputy transportation secretary discusses the obama administration's transportation budget priorities for next year. we'll also hear from an ohio congressman and an oregon congressman. the american public transportation association hosted this conference. >> good morning. you can do better than that. good morning. i think we are almost there. if you could take your seats, we would like to get this morning's opening session underway. good morning ag
didn't see the amount of u.s. exports rising. in 2010 we exported 3.4 million to japan in fruits and vegetables. >> and. >> i don't think you've seen much in terms of u.s. exports. >> and and honda says it cannot assemble cars because of a lack of parts. >>> a former prime minister of libya says his count very ready to talk with rebel leaders and accept political reforms possibly elections. nato will assume full control monday and today said they would make command of the operation. it will be divided evenly. france declared its under control. an official says gaddafi's ground forces are still a threat. the president is schedule td make expansive remarks in a speech monday afternoon. >> abc news obtained never before seen evidence in the arson death of a palo alto woman. her boyfriend convicted of murder last month. and jennifer, a budding real estate agent. her boyfriend now an american citizen, known as paul cruising hot spots in his fancy range rover. funny. life of the party. entertaining friends in his sprawling hokka lounge n a chilling phone call two months before her deat
follow including the u.s. attorney. brown says he will tell his story to any law enforcement agency, local or federal, but when we pressed him on what he was asked here on capitol hill, well, he refused to get into it. they asking you the same questions that you've been asked before or what -- >> well, i won't get into the specific of what they asked and what they're looking for, but i will say that i'm doing my best to cooperate fully. >> reporter: brown says he's mentally exhausted. he tells us this entire process has been draining, but he says he's getting through it all with the support from members of community. >> i've gotten a lot of support from just random strangers telling me they're praying for me, they're looking out for me and i just want to say thank you. it means a lot. >> reporter: congressional sources told me today no official investigation has been launched by the oversight committee. staff members simply wanted to ask brown questions. is it important to point out that no member of -- it is important to point out that no member
businesss conddtions in the u-s y focusing its expansion efforts i'm stan case. coming up... it's the last place you'd expect to be robbed... what a thief stole from one woman... as she was praying in church. ((joel live tease)) ((candace live tease))you're watching fox 45 morning news.. all local.. all morning. ((break 4)) millions in taxes. who leads the list of the state's top 50 tax cheats.. on fox 45 news at 5:30. capitol building 3 maps-95 at 195-back to maps p the disturbing pattern of missing teenage girls in our area continues. this morning, police in baltimore year old girl in north baltimore. joel d. smith is live now at the last place where she was seen good morning joel d. good morning megan, we're here in the 3700 block of greenmount avenue, near chestnut hill avenue. police say this is the last place where 12 year old faith seawell was seen, around 8:40 last night. night. here'' her picture. police describe her as a black female, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 108 pounds, last seen wearing a bback coat, pink shirt, bluee jeans and white tennis sho
>>> good morning. moammar gadhafi troops launch a major counteroffensive. is it time for the u.s. to consider arming the opposition? >>> dangerous dyes -- does the coloring in foods we eat every day have a negative impact on a child's mood and behavior? this morning, the new search for a link and what some parents are already doing just in case. >>> and the polar prince on his trek through the arctic. prince harry opens up to us about his most important duty at the royal wedding. >> are you thinking about what you will say? think about what you'll say when i'm stuck in a tent. our conversation with prince harry today, wednesday 30th, 2011. . good morning, welcome to "today" on a wednesday, i'm matt laur. >> rebels were making a rapid advance toward tripoli. >> those rebels retreated some 100 miles we'll get the late echt in a live report from libya straight ahead. and we'll talk to republican congresswoman michelle bachmann, who has been critical of president obama's involvement of troops in libya. >> a bizarre case in florida, an honor student who has been offered scholarships t
moammar gadhafi's troops launch a counter offensive. is it time for the u.s. to consider arming the opposition? >>> dangerous dyes -- does the coloring in foods we eat every day have a negative impact on children's food and behavior? what some parents are already doing just in case. >>> and the polar prince on his trek to the arctic. he opened up to us about his most important duty at his brother's wedding. >> are you thinking about what you will say? >> writing a speech while i'm stuck in a tent at minus 40. >> our conversation with prince harry today, wednesday, march >> our conversation with prince harry today, wednesday, march 30, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. the rebels in libya, aided by coalition air strikes were making a rapid advance to tripoli but have taken a beating from forces loyal to moammar gadhafi today. >> the rebels have retreated some 100 miles. we'll have the late nest a live report from libya ahead. we'll also talk to michelle bachman w
:30 this afternoon for the 15 suspected pirates captured by the u.s. navy in the arabian gulf february 22nd. they're accused of killing four americans as the navy closed in on them. they were sailing around the world distributing bibles. >> a man became unsteady on his feet and tumbled on to the tracks moments before the orange line came racing towards him. immediately, commuters came over and hoisted him to safety. the man didn't appear hurt but was taken to the hospital as a precaution. >> senate finance committee chair max baukus angry that republican proposed budget cuts would affect medicare advantage. >> would eliminate private medicare coverage under medicare advantage. that is the effect of the -- of hr-1. please, let's don't cut medicare advantage payments. that is just not right thing to do. innocent seniors are getting caught in this crossfire here. sure, we have to begin to cut federal spending. there's no question about that. let's not be so fool hardy. >> fool hardy. maybe he should have taken that up with one prominent democrat who has been promising cuts to the program for year
. this as the u.s. is flying plain kets an water and other aid in next door tunisia. >> she is considered armed and dangerous. the owner of a texas daycare center on the most wanted fugitive list. 22-year-old jessica tata on the run after she allegedly started a fire that killed 4 children at the daycare center. she may have fled to nigeria. she faces nearly 30 criminal charges including four counts of manslaughter. >>> days after launching a manhunt for the so-called ooets coast rapist connecticut police nabbed a man they say is behind a sexual assault on 17 women in four states since 97. he is 39-year-old aaron thomas. authorities described the east coast rapist as a cold and fearness predator who used a gun knife or broken glass to over power them. a false bomb threat happened in kingst kingston. 46-year-old david bernard called authorities saying another worker was going to bomb the cargo flight. he had a vendetta against the other worker. >>> just getting up the crew of space shuttle discovery is hard at work after being rocked out of bed by the band bowling for soup. ♪ come back to texa
say that anybody could come to the united states, all you have to do is sign up at the u.s. council in your u.s. embassy in your home country. and we'll send you, we'll give you a visa to come to the united states. we can say. that we could bring anybody in that wanted to come in. but why do we say no? because there's a limit. we have asked the question here in this congress and in previous congresses, asked and answered the question, first, how many are too many? and what kind of people do we want to encourage to come here and what kind of people do we want to discourage from coming here? these are the questions. we have all kinds of people involved in this debate that don't have the slightest idea how to begin to answer those questions. they just say, oh, my compassion compels me to be for open borders, my heart bleeds for people that aren't as fortunate as americans are so therefore i'm just going to be for turning a blind eye or granting amnesty so that i don't feel guilty that everybody can't live on the american dream like we all do. well, things have changed. things have chan
capitol hill, laying out u.s. options. >> we have joined the libyan people in demanding that gadhafi must go. >> reporter: critics question whether that's enough. >> it's difficult to look at the initial u.s. response to the unrest in libya and think of any word other than tepid. >> we feel that we did this in a prudent and effective manner. and we did it in a way that did not raise the alarm bells around the region and the world that we were about to invade for oil. >> reporter: the pentagon is working up contingencies from aid to intervention. none of them envision moammar gadhafi giving up. >> all i can say is sometimes you have to actually listen to what people say, and he says he's not leaving. >> reporter: they insist all the options are on the table, though a no-fly zone seems to be falling out of favor. >> it would be a military operation. it wouldn't simply be telling people not to fly arms. >> reporter: that's the kind of force nato and the united nations so far have been unwilling to back. for now, the united states is positioning forces in the region, prepari
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